Pre-Visit Instructions

Your initial appointment may consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options.  Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation.  However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.  Please sign in when you arrive for your appointment at the front desk.

Please assist us by providing the following information at your consultation/surgical appointment:

  • Complete and submit patient registration/health questionnaire prior to your appointment
  • Bring Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable (your dentist may send in advance)
  • Bring a list of medications you are presently taking (unless supplied on health questionnaire)
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
  • Review the possible Surgical Risks and Complications prior to your appointment

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation and surgery visit.  A consent for surgery will need to be signed by the minor’s legal guardian the day of surgery..

*Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to an anesthesia or surgery (i.e. asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, congenital hole in your heart, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, steroids, etc.).

**Patient taking Bisphosphonates (Zometa, Aredia, Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Skelide, Didronel, Ostac, Bonefos) or Prolia (Xgeva, Denosumab, Amgen) should review Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.

 

Prior to  Anesthesia

Please review the Anesthesia instructions prior to your visit.

X-Rays

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office via e-mail or postal service. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.  In order for the x-ray to be diagnostic for an extraction, it must show the entire tooth and have been taken within the last year.

Surgery Suite

A  family member or escort is allowed to accompany you back to the surgical suite, however, space is limited.  Please designate only one family member  to accompany you.  Your escort will be required to return to the waiting room prior to the procedure beginning.  No food or beverages are allowed in the surgical areas.